Our teacher is Mrs. Bazeley and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs. Gregory, Mrs. Westwood and Miss. Smith.
Nursery is made up of two big classrooms, two outdoor areas and a corridor space. We also use the garden, play equipment and field areas in the school grounds. In our unit we also have a shared sensory room, which provides a calm and quiet space for children. This room is also used for small group work for both Nursery and Reception. We do work closely with Reception, particularly in the summer term. This provides a seamless transition from Nursery to Reception.
The provision in Nursery is enhanced weekly with activities and resources tailored to the children’s needs and interests. We plan carefully to ensure the children are continually learning through their play. Writing, reading and mathematical skills are planned into most areas each week wherever possible. Children are provided with many opportunities for developing their personal, social and communication skills within their play.
In the Early Years the idea is that most of the learning the children do is lead by their own interests. As the interests, and needs, of the children change year on year and even month on month, we do not follow a strict yearly curriculum. This said however, to widen the children’s experiences and understanding of the world around them, there are certain topics and festivals that we will try to fit in during the year.